Cheering Volunteering Special Update






CVS Email Update  |  20 February 2017



Cheering Volunteering now includes a small grants scheme!

'Inspiring Volunteering' is the Cheering Volunteering small grants scheme, set up to assist voluntary and community organisations to encourage volunteering.

A total funding pot of £5,000 has been secured to be spent on local voluntary and community sector community projects. Grant awards will be made from a minimum of £100 to a maximum of £1,000.

Applications for financial assistance can be made by any group or organisation, providing that the project they wish to spend the money on is located within Central Bedfordshire and/or will support primarily the residents of Central Bedfordshire. Deadline 7 April. For more information click here.

Cheering Volunteering Awards - Have you nominated yet? The Central Bedfordshire Cheering Volunteering Awards are an opportunity to say thank you to those who give their time to help others. This year the Awards are sponsored by Biffa, Aragon Housing, Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, ProLogis and Jeakins Weir.

There will again be seven awards, six of which you can submit nominations for. The seventh award is the Panel's Choice Award, where the selection panel will choose a winner and two highly-commended nominees from all of the nominations received:

  • Young Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Volunteer Group of the Year Award
  • Outstanding Contribution Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Fundraiser of the Year Award

Nominations close on 31 March. Click here.

Booked your tickets yet? The third annual Cheering Volunteering awards and celebration event will be held during National Volunteers Week, on Tuesday 6 June at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable. Click here.


Community Projects Manager, Faith in Queens Park, £22,000 per annum, Deadline 28 February. Click here.

PS - CVS are running a #volunteertocare online campaign until the end of February, highlighting volunteering opportunities relating to care. Why don't you join in and promote your volunteering opportunities on twitter using the #volunteertocare hashtag?




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